LPN Bridge Education Programs in New Jersey

If you are an LPN seeking to become an RN, you should know your options before you choose a school. New Jersey has many LPN-RN (also called LPN Bridge) programs, each of which offers different degrees and comes at a unique cost and program length. An LPN-RN program could lead to an Associate Degree, a combined Associate Degree and Diploma in Nursing, or a Baccalaureate Degree. Familiarize yourself with what New Jersey’s LPN-RN programs have to offer in the table below. Click on school names for more information about specific programs.

NCLEX-RN Pass rates for different programs can be found at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-RN.aspx.

LPN-RN Programs

Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Degree Earned

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Fall start, 4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

66 credits

$21,801.4
Berkley College – Woodland Park

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

4 year
  • NJBON
BSN 120 credits $100,192 all included
Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

5 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma and Associate in Applied Science Nursing 68 credits. Offer dual admission with Georgian Court University and NJCU. In county–$145/credit. Out of county–$253.50/credit. Out of state–$278.50/credit
Chamberlain University

630 U.S Highway1
North Brunswick NJ 08902

3 years
(9 semesters)
  • CCNE
  • NJBON (Provisional)
BSN 122 credits $675/credit. Total of $88,045.
Cumberland County College

3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360

15 months
(4 Semesters)
8 Clinical Hours 1st year
12 Clinical Hours 2nd year
  • NJBON
61 Credits Country Residents $120/credit, out of county residents $130/credit
Eastwick College – Ramsey Campus

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Day Program: 18 months
Evening Program: 24 months

  • NJBON
Diploma in nursing and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees $35,315.00 and fees
Essex County College

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

16 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing 66 credits Tuition & fees are 166.50 per credit for 58 credit hrs at $9657.00 cost. An additional 6 credits are awarded after completion of 2 Bridge course for a total of 66 credits.   Plus $4500 in course fees. Overall cost $14,157.00 not including uniforms, book, supplies, health insurance, medical clearance and CBC.
Holy Name School of Nursing

690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

5 semesters

National League for Nursing

  • CNEA
  • ACEN
Diploma in nursing and AAS degree transferable credits St. Peters University Approx. $19,110 1st year,$17,745 second year plus fees
Jersey College

564 US-46
Teterboro, NJ 07608
AND
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 7
Ewing Township, NJ  08638

Day Program: 18 months
Evening Program: 24 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in nursing and AAS degree $35,747.00 Tuition and fees
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Synder Schools

1200 Randolph Road
Plainfield, NJ 07060

3 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in nursing and AAS degree 75 credits $27,721 tuition ,plus room and board if resident on campus- $12,767
Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

Currently not accepting applications. LPN-RN on hold for curriculum review
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate degree in nursing Currently not accepting applications.
Ocean County College

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • CNEA
Associate in Applied Science Nursing 64 credits In county $126/credit, out of county $189/ credit, out of state $252/credit.
Passaic County Community College

One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ, 07505

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing 70 credits In county $126/credit, out of county $189/ credit, out of state $252/credit.
Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

One summer session and 1 year (2 semesters)
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing 68 credits In county (Hunterdon and Somerset) $153 per credit and Out of county $198 per credit. Please see the following web site for additional financial information: https://www.raritanval.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees
Rowan College at Gloucester Count

1400 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080

1 year
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing 69 credits In county $16,354, out of county  $17,961, out of state $19,461.
St. Francis Medical Center

601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08629

10 months   Associate in Applied Science Nursing 65 credits $10, 048.25
Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

1 year
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma from SFMC, Associate in Science from Mercer County Community College. 70 credits In county $16,354, out of county  $17,961, out of state $19,461.
Trinitas School of Nursing

40 W Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in nursing and AAS degree 75 credits $31,000 including all pre-requisites ($23,000 if completed)

*Organizations that approve and/or accredit Practical Nursing Schools include:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (CNEA)
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON)